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Compiled by Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

A deal may be reached Monday in the rape case for former college hoops standout Teddy Dupay.

Dupay is charged with three felonies for rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault. The charges stem from a confrontation at Stein Eriksen Lodge last June. The female accuser lives in Salt Lake County and said she had dated Dupay sporadically for about two years.

But the woman lacks credibility, Summit County Attorney David Brickey said. Brickey declined to provide details about a plea bargain he has offered Dupay’s side.

Dupay did not speak at an appearance in 3rd District Court April 6.

"We’re just working out the final details," Dupay attorney Ed Brass said in court. "There are some minor things that need to be worked out."

A hearing is scheduled in the Snyderville Basin for Dupay April 13 at 8:30 a.m.

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Dupay started as a guard for the Florida Gators when the school lost to Michigan State in the 2000 NCAA championship game. A Florida spokeswoman said Dupay played basketball at the school from 1999 to 2001.

Guv signs ‘terrible bill’

Members of the Summit County Council are against a new law that could prevent school officials from influencing whether new developments get approved in their communities.

Soon the County Council intends to meet with Park City School Board members to discuss possible impacts of Senate Bill 153.

The legislation was sponsored by state Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Lehi, who is a land developer.

No longer can government require as a condition of land use, "documentation regarding a school district’s willingness, capacity, or ability to serve the development proposed in the land use application," the new law states.

"That’s a terrible bill," Summit County Councilwoman Claudia McMullin said Wednesday.

School districts could have difficulty stopping developers wishing to build large subdivisions that could flood schools with too many new students.

A joint meeting of the County Council and Park City School Board is slated in April.

"I think we need to talk about [SB 153] at that meeting and talk about how to get around that bill," Summit County Councilwoman Sally Elliott said.

Composting workshop

A workshop about composting kitchen waste, yard clippings and manure is scheduled at Recycle Utah in Park City April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Rotten Apple Worm Farm owner Chuck Squires will discuss composting with worms. Recycle Utah Executive Director Insa Riepen will speak on urban composting and the rural composting of manure and farm waste will be discussed by Wasatch County rancher Natalie Streeter.

The workshop is scheduled at Recycle Utah at 1951 Woodbine Way. Two drawings will be held for free composting equipment and a kitchen waste collector.

The cost is $5 for Recycle Utah members and $10 for nonmembers to attend the workshop. More information is available at the, or Web sites, or call Recycle Utah at 649-9698.

Sponsors of the event are Recycle Utah and the Utah Society for Environmental Education.